Military Science / ROTC Office
Major Ben Kavanagh
Each summer, Edinboro University offers Cadet Summer Training Schools. These schools offer incredible hands-on training and leadership opportunities for ROTC Cadets to fully immerse themselves into Army training and operations for an extended period of time. It is the perfect opportunity to integrate our Cadets before they are commissioned as officers in the Army.
This is a three-week course conducted at Fort Benning, Georgia. Cadets will train alongside officers and enlisted soldiers to jump from an aircraft.
The first week is Ground Week, where students begin an intensive program of instruction to build individual airborne skills. The second week is Tower Week, where students train on a mock door, Swing Landing Trainer, and a 250-foot Tower. Jump week is the third and final week where students will make a total of five jumps. Generally, three of these jumps are made with no combat equipment, and two jumps are made with combat equipment.
This is a 10-day course conducted at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Drum, New York; and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. It is designed to teach air assault skills and procedures while improving basic leadership skills. Air Assault School is broken down into three phases:
This is a two-week course taught by the Vermont National Guard that is broken down into a summer and winter course. Cadets acquire knowledge and skills required to operate in mountainous terrain. The training is practical, realistic and strenuous.
This is a three-week course conducted at Fort Greely, Alaska. Students are taught basic mountain climbing and mountaineering skills, including rock climbing, mountain walking techniques, basic knots, ice climbing and route selection.
Cadets serve as a platoon leader for a period of three to four weeks at an Army unit located either within the Continental United Stated (CONUS) or Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS). Cadets are assigned a lieutenant to shadow and are provided on-post lodging and meals via a dining facility.
There are scholars among you who aspire to achieve something even greater than a college degree. They aspire to be leaders. They are Army ROTC Cadets – and you can join them by attending Basic Camp (CIET).
Basic Camp is four weeks of intense classroom and field training held in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. This course is an accelerated version of the two years of leadership development training Cadets receive in the Basic Course. By transforming yourself through this rigorous training, you will qualify for enrollment in the Army ROTC Advanced Course on campus-provided you have two years of college remaining (undergraduate or graduate).
At Basic Camp you experience the Army firsthand. You will receive the kind of leadership development training that is unmatched by any other program. How? By developing your potential in the most important of ways—mentally, physically and emotionally. You will be grouped into squads where you will gain experience in all leadership roles-culminating in verbal and written feedback on your improvement. You will also receive a stipend, transportation to and from Fort Knox, housing and meals. The four weeks and four phases of Basic Camp can lead you to the ultimate goal: becoming an Army Officer.
The benefits of this leadership training will extend well beyond your college years into any career you choose. You may even qualify for a two-year scholarship that may take care of your college tuition and many other expenses.
The Cadet Leaders Course (CLC) is now held annually at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The U.S. Army's largest training exercise, CLC is the U.S. Army Cadet Command's capstone training event.
The purpose of the course is to train U.S. Army ROTC Cadets to Army standards, to develop their leadership skills, and to evaluate their officer potential. Most Army Cadets attend CLC between their junior and senior undergraduate years after having contracted to join the Army. Successful completion of CLC is a prerequisite to becoming an Army officer through ROTC.
The 29-day course starts with individual training and leads to collective training, building from simple to complex tasks. This building-block approach permits integration of previously-learned skills into follow-on training. This logical, common-sense training sequence is maintained for each training cycle. Every day at CLC is a day of training.
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